Champion Australian & NZ Racehorses: Martello Towers & Taj Rossi

Champion Australian & NZ Racehorses – ‘Egalitarian Extras’

Featured Image: Martello Towers & Taj Rossi

Acknowledge: ‘The Australian & New Zealand Thoroughbred’ by Ross du Bourg

Martello Towers (Gaekwar’s Pride* – Nidhauli by Nizami* ex Mumtaz Mahal)

Photo @ Tony Freebairn’s Haddow Stud, Lower Chittering, WA. Martello Towers prepotent genetic structure was very similar to that of champion Pakistan II*. (Melbourne Truth)

Taj Rossi (Matrice – Dark Queen by Coronation Boy*)

Australia’s “Racehorse of the Year” for 1973-74 returns to scale with Roy Higgins up after defeating Imagele, Nandalie Lass and Craig Win in the VATC Sandown Guineas (1600m) on 17 November 1973. Taj Rossi stood at Greg Morrison’s Pinecrest Stud, Garfield, Victoria in the spring of 1979. Taj Rossi stood at Lesley Coombs II’s Spendthrift Farm, Lexington, Kentucky in 1975 and 1976. (Simon Studios)